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Monday, why must you come so quickly when I was having such a nice weekend?! Yesterday was a very nice day. I crafted in the morning and then went over to Heather’s house to watch the Bethpage St. Patrick’s Day Parade (I know, I thought it was a bit early too!) and after we headed over to Headquarters for some food and fun. It was nice to see so many people that I haven’t seen in a while. I left around 5:00 to go and meet Sandy for dinner. We went to the Pastrami King in Merrick. WOW! It was absolutely delicious! We talked and caught up, I don’t get to see Sandy as much as I would like to but we are going to work on changing that! I came home and spent the rest of the evening getting caught up. How was your weekend?

Monday, you know what that means?! It’s time for this week’s Paper Players challenge. For this week Ann has give us a “Thankful for Spring” challenge…

Paper Players #185

I tried something different on my card today but we’ll get to that in a minute. For my base I used a piece of Real Red Card Stock. The background on the right is a piece of the Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper and the left is a piece of Soft Sky. Here is my something different, I took a piece of the Naturals 7/8″ Ribbon and used a Stampin’ Spritzer and some Coastal Cabana ink mixed with alcohol to dye the ribbon. On top of that is another piece of the Fresh Prints DSP and a combination of Mini Glue Dots and Sticky Strip hold it all in place. I used the Scallop Tag Topper Punch and the 3/16″ Corner Rounder to make my tag. The leaves are from the Summer Silhouettes Stamp Set and are stamped in Crumb Cake. The flowers; stamped in Soft Sky, Coastal Cabana and Real Red; are from the Petite Petals Stamp Set and are punched out with the Petite Petals Punch. My greeting is from the Another Thank You Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Coastal Cabana. A piece of Natural 5/8″ Chevron Ribbon tied with some Crumb Cake Bakers Twine finishes off the tag. I love the way the Natural 7/8″ Ribbon looks dyed and I really love the way the tag came out! And there you have my card for this week’s Paper Players Theme challenge from Ann. I really hope that you enjoyed the card and I tank you for visiting with me! Have a great Monday! 🙂

Paper Players 185-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Real Red, Soft Sky and Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: Fresh Prints

Ink: Real Red, Coastal Cabana and Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Summer Silhouettes and Petite Petals Clear Mount and Another Thank You Photopolymer

Punches: Scallop Tag Topper, 3/16″ Corner Rounder and Petite Petals

Embellishments: Naturals 7/8″ Ribbon, Natural 5/8″ Chevron Ribbon and Crumb Cake Bakers Twine

Tools: Paper Snips, Stampin’ Spritzer, Sticky Strip, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Another Thank You PP

Petite Petals CM

Summer Silhouettes CM

Fresh Prints DSP Stack

Scallop Tag Topper Punch

3:16%22 Corner Rounder

Petite Petals Punch

Natural 5:8%22 Chevron Ribbon

Natural 7:8%22 Cotton Ribbon

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23 responses »

  1. Hi Justin and Happy Monday! They do come around fast, don’t they? 😉 Had a nice weekend (they’re all good, aren’t they???) and sounds like you had a nice one as well, catching up with friends and eating some good food! The place you went to yesterday is making me hungry for a good pastrami sandwich!! We did go out to eat a few times and I had an awesome cheeseburger! I did a lot of prepping for an upcoming workshop. I just love being in my stamp room, it makes me happy! LOVE your card! Gosh…so pretty. That is a cool technique of dying the ribbon…I need to try that! Anything with a tag I love. I’ll never tire of using those. I may have to CASE this card for a future workshop, I think the ladies will love it. I try to do cards that aren’t too putsy so things keep moving as I have a pretty large group that stamps each month, around 28 or 30 gals. This would be a perfect card! Thanks for sharing! Have a great day!

    • Hello Karen and happy Monday to you too! Indeed they do, unfortunately! I’m happy to hear that you had a nice weekend and yes, mine was busy but great! I do love a good cheeseburger! I am so impressed that you have so many people come to your workshop!! I’m jealous! Good for you! Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful day! 🙂

  2. OOOH! What a pretty card! I love the layered ribbons and how you dyed the natural one. I still love your descriptions and the way you post the photos of the elements that you use. I hope you have as good a week as you had this weekend. (Yes, we had lots more snow overnight. I remember snow in NJ in April, just in time for Easter Sunday — way before you were born. Enough snow already!) Take care! Nancy B

    • Thank you Nancy! I do love layers and a tag! Love the tags! Wouldn’t that be great if my week was as awesome as my weekend?! I’m completely over the snow! I don’t want any more ever again!!Have a lovely day! 🙂

  3. Hi Justin – sorry your weekend went so quickly but glad to hear it was busy with friends. That always makes for a wonderful time.

    I love the way you stacked the punched flowers. I don’t know why I never do that. Usually I will use dimensionals to have them “pop” but dang, they really look great layered on a flat layer of flowers first. Also, don’t you just love the photopolymer stamps? I hope SU begins offering more and more of them with the new catalog. They give the most crisp image and are the easiest to clean of any stamps I’ve tried. Have a great Monday.

    • Hello Grace!
      I think the reason it went so quickly was because I was so busy. But it was a good busy!
      Thank you! I do enjoy layering stuff! The Photopolymer stamps are great, love the transparency! They said at Leadership that they would have more! I hope that your Monday is great too! 🙂

  4. Cool technique with the ribbon one way to increase the inventory of colors without actually increasing your inventory and taking up more space. Great card.

  5. How interesting to dye the ribbon! You are always thinking outside the box – I wish I did that more! Just love the stacking of the flowers, and the entire card. Great job! Hope your Monday went by quickly!

    • Thanks Kay! I try to think of different things to do. I get bored easily! LOL! My Monday is dragging a bit and it’s freezing here! Hope you have a good Monday! 🙂

  6. very pretty and springy, love the tag covered with flowers. Have a great week!

  7. Great card Justin! It gives all you “northerners” a reminder that spring is truly on it’s way! After 55 years in Michigan, I do know what winter’s all about up there. The pictures on the news make me shiver…brrrrrr!

  8. Laurie Burns Gachewicz

    I am jazzed by this card Justin!! 🙂 It is so balanced with colors, textures, and techniques!! And what a great tip to corner-round the tag, I am totally going to try that!!! My Monday flew by and I hope the rest if the week does too!! At least until Friday comes, LOL!! My weekends always feel super short!!!

    • Thank you Laurie!! I think rounding the corners makes the tag look a little more uniform. My Monday was ok, I’m glad that yours went quick! We need to find a way to make the weekend last longer, I agree! Let switch the week with the weekend!! 🙂

  9. A perfect balance of colors, Justin! This is a great layout…I love the tag. And how about not getting to see Ann as much as you would like…are you working on changing that? lol Anytime you want to fly out to the cornfields, let me know 🙂 And before I forget, thanks for playing with The Paper Players this week!

    • Thank you Ann! I am a little obsessed with tags, but they work on so many different things! I definitely don’t get to see Ann as much as I would like!! Yes, I am! I have never been out that way! I hope that you enjoy the rest of your day my friend! 🙂

  10. LOVE this Justin ( I think I say that with every card, LOL!) I like seeing these colors for something other than a valentine and the crumb cake leaves are fantastic! Great tag too…so glad you joined us at The Paper Players!

  11. This is gorgeous, Justin. I love the tag with the bouquet of flowers and the banners behind. As always, happy to see you joining us this week at The Paper Players! Oh, and thanks for the pastrami sandwich! 🙂


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